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If you're a regular boater or visitor to Marple locks and aqueduct you'll know that it's been out of action since September 2017. So what exactly are the engineers doing? And why is it so important to the local community?
The £2.5 million donation
Read about the crucial funding from the People's Postcode Lottery and how it's helping us to repair Marple Locks
As the charity that cares for over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, we rely on funding - big and small - to help us look after the waterways. Not just the historic structures such as Marple's famous locks and aqueduct. But to create places for the local people and visitors who use and enjoy it every day - whether it's to walk their dogs, the route to school or somewhere for a boat trip at the weekend.
So we caught up with Helen Braidwood, one of our asset engineers working on the Marple Flight works. "There have been over 90 different pieces of work carried out along the flight, from Marple Aqueduct all the way up to Lock 16. This meant that the flight had to be closed to boaters and the towpath closed to walkers and cyclists.
When repairing quadrants (the raised stone areas that you stand on to open a lock) each piece of masonry is removed individually and numbered. By doing this we can make sure quadrant is put back in the same way it was taken down, protecting the heritage of the area.
I also designed pathways on Marple Aqueduct to allow disabled access, including adding tail ramps. This means that the flight is more accessible for the public.
Throughout the flight a lot of improvements have taken place which I hope will encourage residents of Marple and the wider community to continue to use and enjoy the waterway. The work which has taken place may not always be visible to members of the public but it is all part of protecting Marple’s heritage and ensuring it lasts long into the future."
Local resident and one of our towpath fundraising team, Dave Thompson, shared his photos and videos with us, including this timelapse of the work.
Making Marple ready for the summer
This summer, visit Marple to see for yourself why it makes a perfect place to visit
Last date edited: 13 March 2018